Queensland One Nation leader and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson MP says the Turnbull Government report showing we are at risk of an imminent shortfall in base load power confirms both the LNP and ALP have failed Australia on electricity.
He said, “Their pursuit of subsidised renewable energy such as wind and solar power at the expense of cheap coal power is only driving up household electricity bills.
“The report warns of a gap in the national electricity supply as coal fired stations are being inexplicitly shut down. In short it says we won’t have enough electricity to run homes or industry.”
Mr Dickson said, “One Nation’s policy is to build a new coal fired station in the north, but given this report we should be building two of them.
“With two new stations Queensland’s future can be to power the rest of Australia.
“It seems only One Nation is prepared to address the rising power prices, and having two new power stations would allow Queensland to profitably sell energy into the other States, and importantly, to bring down prices.
“Coal fired power stations can provide enormous amounts of reliable cheap electricity. Queensland has the coal, and One Nation has the drive and determination to see the new facilities built.
“With Queensland “powering Australia” apart from bringing down power prices, we can put profits from the coal fired stations back into more infrastructure.”
He added, “The old parties have had their day. No-one any longer believes they have the answer to rising power prices. As for the Greens, the ALP and LNP are running the Green’s agenda.”
A new poll out today shows that half the country refuses to pay a premium for renewable energy. Surely that fact alone should be enough to make the ALP and LNP rethink their renewable policies, but I bet they don’t. And it will be at their own peril.
Queensland has an election before the next Federal poll, and One Nation can’t wait. 05